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What’s Coming in 2017?

Here's a sneak-peak at what's coming over the next year, keep an eye on this page for further announcements!

  • We are adding millions of new and unique Parish Records as well as Bishops’ Transcripts.
  • A new and unique record set covering detailed records of our ancestors houses, which will be searchable by name, address and area, with high resolution maps showing the property.
  • More detailed Colour County and Tithe Maps with tags to show where your ancestors lived.
  • New decades of BT27 Passenger Lists and Emigration Records
  • Our International Headstone Project will expand to cover Commonwealth cemeteries.
  • More worldwide War Memorials added to our comprehensive database.
Click here to read our round up of 2016
Latest News

Diamond content Over 282,000 individuals added to our Parish Record Collection
8th February 2017

We have added over 282,000 individuals to our extensive Parish Record collection. With records from Essex, Cumberland and Norfolk, making it easier to find your ancestors' baptisms, marriages and burials in these fully searchable records covering ancient parishes. Some of the records go back as far as 1672.

We are all aware that parish records will give us those all important dates and names for our ancestors - but in some cases they can also reveal interesting stories as well. When a vicar or parish clerk feels that the person that they are entering into the register needs an extra explanation, other than just the date and the name of the person, then some fascinating historical accounts can emerge for researchers to read. Click here to read our article on The Fat Man of Maldon.

Diamond content Over 43,000 New War Memorial Records Added
7th February 2017

The new release of War Memorial Records mean there are now over 350,000 searchable records. This latest release includes war memorials from London, along with further English counties including Cumbria, Berkshire, Warwickshire and Suffolk. The collection also stretches across the globe to encompass new War Memorials situated in Perth, Australia and the Province of Saskatchewan in Canada. Fully searchable by name, researchers can read transcriptions and see images of the dedications that commemorate soldiers who have fallen in the Boer War, WW1 and various other conflicts.

In amongst these newly published War Memorial Records are those for St John's church in Bassenthwaite, Cumbria. This is a fascinating WW1 roll with men who died or served including information such as that for Louis Willis Bell who died at Rouen as a result of poison gas. Another notable entry is that for Isaac Hall. This soldier enlisted in January 1915 in 7th Border Regiment and was discharged on the 21 March 1917 because of wounds resulting in the loss of his left leg.

Diamond content The Navy & Army Illustrated
13th January 2017

The Navy and Army Illustrated which covers over 280 issues from 1895 to 1901 giving approximately 6,700 pages of lavishly illustrated information on all aspects of news relating to the fighting forces of Britain and its Empire.

Read Nick Thorne’s article on life in the armed forces

Worcestershire Parish Record Transcripts
13th January 2017

Worcestershire Parish Records

We have added over 60,000 individuals to our Baptism Transcripts for Worcestershire in partnership with Malvern Family History Society, expanding our coverage and bringing the total to over 2 million individuals. With years ranging from 1544-1891


Click Here to view the coverage of our Parish Record Transcripts

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Sunetra Sarker
Sunetra Sarker

21st February 2017

Warwick Davis
Warwick Davis

15th February 2017

The Fat Man of Maldon
The Fat Man of Maldon

6th February 2017

Greg Davies
Greg Davies

31st January 2017

Family History Fairs

Who Do You Think You Are? Live!
6th April 2017

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Who Do You Think You Are? Live!
7th April 2017

Birmingham NEC, Pendigo Way, Marston Green, Birmingham, B40 1NT

Who Do You Think You Are? Live!
8th April 2017

Birmingham NEC, Pendigo Way, Marston Green, Birmingham, B40 1NT

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